955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Description of the Major. Westmont offers regular modern language courses in French, German Studies, and Spanish. These courses emphasize communication skills at the elementary and intermediate levels. Beyond the classroom, regularly scheduled drill sessions and the use of the language laboratory encourage the development of skills. Students learn about the culture and civilization through reading selected portions of literature as well as through a variety of media. The College offers upper-division courses and majors in French and Spanish. In these programs students study masterpieces of the literature and discuss them in their original languages.
Distinctive Features. Personally acquainted with the culture of the languages they teach, the professors incorporate personal experiences and insights in lectures and discussions. Small class sizes, close student-faculty relationships, a well-equipped language laboratory, and a flexible curriculum all contribute to fulfilling students' needs and demands in studying modern languages and their literature.
Career Choices. Becoming proficient in a second language and understanding people of another culture are competencies valuable in any profession or career. They can help us live and move in the global community as attractive and articulate witnesses for Christ. In every field, including foreign missions, domestic human services agencies, business, education, government, and the arts, there is a need for people capable of communicating meaningfully with others.
ENG 117 Shakespeare (4)
GS 1, 2 Introductory German (4,4) Introduces students to various aspects of the German-speaking world as a way of enabling them to begin building communicative abilities in German in reading, listening, writing, and speaking. The course incorporates a variety of activities through diverse collaborative and individual tasks in the learning of major sentence patterns and grammatical features of German, as well as integration of current technology (e.g., computer programs, the Internet, e-mail, video and film). Offered fall and spring semesters, respectively. (GE)
(see Spanish major)